Millions of cows to be tagged with unique 12-digit numbers in India

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After its people, India now wants its cows and buffaloes to have a unique numerical identity.

The government has rolled out an extensive project, wherein 1,00,000 technicians have set out to tag 88 million cattle with a 12-digit unique identification number, the Economic Times reported.  

It will work just like the Aadhar system, where citizens are marked with unique numbers and the identification is used in major government transactions. 

By tagging cows and buffaloes, the government wants to streamline the tracking of cattle and stay on top of animal vaccination, dairy production and so on.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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